Friday, March 28, 2008

you can be that servant

i have so much to catch up on that i really want to post about. still struggling to focus on one final conference paper that i will present in Atlanta next week at the Association for Asian Studies conference. While I am there I plan on visiting the King Center. Visit the website for a very cool experience listening to an excerpt of Dr. Martin Luther King's sermon the "Drum Major Instinct"
"If you want to be important—-wonderful. If you want to be recognized—-wonderful. If you want to be great—-wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. (Amen) That's a new definition of greatness.
And this morning, the thing that I like about it: by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, (Everybody) because everybody can serve. (Amen) You don't have to have a college degree to serve. (All right) You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. (Amen) You only need a heart full of grace, (Yes, sir, Amen) a soul generated by love. (Yes) And you can be that servant."


Blogger Phillipe Copeland said...

When people take pictures of me with my mouth open I just look hungry, King looks like he is saying something important. It's not fair!

3:32 AM, April 01, 2008  

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